DAD (FringeNYC)
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DAD (FringeNYC)
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DAD (FringeNYC) NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(11 Reviews)
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Members say
Absorbing, Original, Clever, Thought-provoking, Resonant

About the Show

Part of FringeNYC: DAD is a rare physical and emotional performance that investigates how music, videos, lyrics and interactive yoga poses can function as a therapeutic process - for YOU. DAD is a brutally honest self portray of a Danish actor and his dad who has cancer.

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Member Reviews (11)

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Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Riveting

See it if Yoga lovers. Enjoys interactive theater. Open minded.

Don't see it if Shy Don't enjoy taking their shoes off.

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Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious, Resonant, Exquisite

See it if health and families are your concerns / u enjoy immersive theater / your political stance is on liberal side

Don't see it if dont feel like participating, just want to sit still and watch / you are conservative

100
Edgy, Profound, Resonant, Relevant, Intense

See it if you are willing to be vulnerable; you like unflinching honesty and theater that pushes the boundaries of what it means to "go see a show."

Don't see it if you are not comfortable being very close to very raw emotion, or if you hate the idea of being "part of the show" (because you will be).

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Ambitious, Delightful, Great staging, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if You like to have an intense emotional experience through music.

Don't see it if You want to see more about dialogue kinda of play.

95
Great writing, Original, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Must see

See it if you are related to someone who has cancer. You want to be touched and challenged. You want a stronger connection to your mom or Dad!

Don't see it if you just want the regular kind of theater where you just sit and watch and leave without really getting something out of it.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You laugh You cry You relate You smile You think You want You expand You treasure

Don't see it if You should just see it...It is for everyone

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Absorbing, Funny, Great writing, Original, Must see

See it if An original and brilliantly written paradigm on the human condition. Great acting, thought provoking and humorous… A must see!

Don't see it if It may be hard to relate for the younger crowd; this show hits home for anyone over the age of 18!

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Ambitious, Hilarious, Intelligent, Profound, Resonant

See it if you want to be included in an experience, and if you have the patience to watch someone paint a masterful portrait.

Don't see it if you want straight narrative, or if you hate standing, or have a deep aversion to beautiful singing.

Critic Reviews (3)

Theatre is Easy
August 23rd, 2016

"From the moment this charismatic and wacky bohemian steps on to the stage, he has everyone's full attention...He's that kind of performer you can't take your eyes off, one who makes you eager to join in. Yet while most of Bjerrum’s multi-art styles work well, there are some moments when his attempts come off as superfluous. A performer like Bjerrum needs no experimental gimmicks...A perfect example of fringe theater: quirky, experimental, and wholly unique."
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CurtainUp
August 29th, 2016

"Bjerrum rapidly changes in and out of story-specific clothes while building suspense up to the relief revelation that his father is alive and well, his prickly personality unchanged...Whatever sympathy Bjerrum builds up over the course of his animated monologue is squandered in a lengthy rant about upcoming US elections. He'd be better off railing against Denmark's very own warmonger Anders Fogh Rasmussen."
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NY Theatre Guide
August 20th, 2016

"Bjerrum is a highly skilled theatre practitioner that performs with his inner light switched on to incandescent. His infectious enthusiasm for life is inspiring, and he has a brilliant ability to create harmony in a room in mere minutes...Throughout the piece, Malika Sia Graff provided a stunning live score to the unfolding exploration of self. She has a voice that melts your hard edges...It’s immersive, contemporary, and honest."
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